Monday, November 27, 2006

Power Back On . . . Really? --

Well, for those who don't know, we had a nasty bit of blizzard here on Vancouver Island. I know, it didn't measure up to the bad weather that hits more inland areas, but it was/is very heavy for here.

Anyway our power was out for a few minutes less than 36 hours . . . then on for about an hour . . . then off for five more hours.

All of this, after the power company told us (starting Saturday night -- because our power went out well BEFORE the storm hit) that our power would be back on at:

2:00 pm Sunday
4:00 pm Sunday
6:30 pm Sunday
12:00 noon Monday
6:00 pm Monday
4:00 pm Tuesday

Fortunately we got it back on Monday night . . . still, when you live in a 600 square foot cabin facing north, there's not much you can do except play cards by candlelight and go to bed . . . and, of course, worrying about food spoiling.

Obviously, there's no positive news vis-a-vis Saxe-Bearstein to report.


-- Jeff

4 comments:

Grimsby Mariner said...

Surely you just put your fod outside in the snow don't you?

I remember visiting a fish processor in Poland some years back and was surprised to see the fish outside the coldstore - the reason was that it was colder outside than it was inside the coldstore and they turned it off in the winter that year (I visited in February and it was a balmy 19°F (-22°C) on that day.

MurdocK said...

I can relate Jeff,

We have, thankfully, not had a longer power outage than 2 hours - so far - this winter (fingers crossed).

Just after moving to Van Isle from Vancouver I got my first taste of the 'power' fluctuations after a nasty thunderstorm that had KO'd power in Courtenay. When the power came back on it fried my motherboard (on my work computer!) I had to immediately repace it (the data is still stored here as the hard drive was inaccessible - but I cannot afford to even throw out the data packets - just in case ;-) ).

Since then I have gone thru two UPS (Uninteruptable Power Supplies) and had the current one connected to my main system during the latest outage - which happened while we were away and the system worked perfectly, I have continued to maintain my use of the UPS and recomend it to everyone who has need to protect the investment in computing tech from the ravages of the power companies...

For Grimsby, we cannot usually count on putting frozen stuff outside for 2 reasons.

1) normally, it does not get even below freezing around here...the current cold snap will not last and the Pacific Ocean will ensure that the rains will return.

2) bears. ('nuff said?)

Grimsby Mariner said...

Wot Jeff nicks your stuff?

Seriously though I hadn't considered the local wildlife. Obviously not an isue over here(unless you include those members of society who believe what's yours is also theirs).

Ialso had the impression that Canada was this snow covered land during winter. Another illusion shattered.

Grimsby Mariner said...

Wot Jeff nicks your stuff?

Seriously though I hadn't considered the local wildlife. Obviously not an isue over here(unless you include those members of society who believe what's yours is also theirs).

Ialso had the impression that Canada was this snow covered land during winter. Another illusion shattered.